Definition of Momentarily

1. Adverb. For an instant or moment. "A cardinal perched momently on the dogwood branch"

Exact synonyms: Momently

2. Adverb. At any moment. "She will be with you momently"
Exact synonyms: Momently

Definition of Momentarily

1. adv. Every moment; from moment to moment.

Definition of Momentarily

1. Adverb. In a momentary manner; for a moment or instant. ¹

2. Adverb. (American English) In a moment or very soon; at any moment. ¹

3. Adverb. Progressively; moment-by-moment. ¹

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Definition of Momentarily

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Momentarily

moment arm
moment in the sun
moment of a magnet
moment of force
moment of inertia
moment of silence
moment of truth
momentarily (current term)
momentary god
momentary gods

Literary usage of Momentarily

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"The disputed sense is “at any moment; in a moment,” as in “We'll be leaving momentarily.” Its detractors insist that momentarily is correct only in its ..."

2. An Account of the Experience of Hester Ann Rogers, and Her Funeral Sermon by Hester Ann Rogers, Thomas Coke (1857)
"Take no thought for the morrow, but momentarily live to God, and for God, and nothing will be able to harm you. I am, my dear friend, yours in the best of ..."

3. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1873)
"... and to the latter's imagination, it is, as it were, momentarily created to be the scene of his adventures. What is most interesting and valuable in it, ..."

4. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"Colonel McPhail'e grasp was loosened on his sword by the shock. He thought a shell had fallen among them. This momentarily checked the charge and rendered ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"Inman. Colonel McPhail's grasp was loosened in his sword by the shock. He thought a shell ad füllen among them. This momentarily ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The screens are similar to those employed for the Bosh- forth chronograph ; they are traversed successively by the shot, which momentarily interrupts the ..."

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